Posts Tagged ‘eyeglass repair’

How to adjust and avoid the crooked plastic frames?

December 4th, 2009

Plastic frames occupy a large portion of all the eyeglass frames. Plastic frames, especially those bold and thick one, are highly popular among girls and women. Plastic eyeglass frames are also the options for teenagers. As plastic frames are normally thicker than metal eyeglass frames, they are particularly good for fitting those thick-edge strong prescription lenses. Plastic frames are also lightweight and corrosion-free.

Plastic frames, after being worn for some time, may get crooked and warped, causing the optical center of lenses unmatched with that of the eyes. This may trigger eye strain and headache. This is when these plastic frames need to be adjusted.

Adjusting the plastic eyeglass frames is not as easy as metal frames. The best way to adjust the plastic frames is to send the eyeglass frames to your optician who has the professional outfits such as sand or fine glass beads heated container to “sand bathe” and then soften the plastic frames to be bended for adjustments.

If you want to adjust the plastic frames at home, some people suggest use hair drier to heat the eyeglass frames, or use hot but not-boiling water to soak the plastic eyeglass frames for some 10 minutes, and then slightly and slowly bend the softened temples to the positions you intend to and hold till getting cooled. Please note that some material of plastic frames could not be softened using above home heat. In case you will use other heat sources such as oven, you need to be cautious of overheat which may ruin the plastic eyeglass frames, and of getting burned though the plastic eyeglass frames are not so easily ignited.

One case that no heat is needed to adjust the plastic eyeglass frames is to adjust the hinge part, when the two temples are warped with one temple being higher than the other. You can simply grasp the temple and apply strength to bend it either up or down depending on the situation.

A good habit of putting on and removing the plastic frames eyeglasses by holding the two temples using two hands evenly can reduce the warp and crook of the plastic frames.

How to do the eyeglass repair by yourself

November 3rd, 2009

eyeglass-repairYou must meet the situations very often if you are an eyeglasses wear, such as the lenses get scratched or the frames become out of shape. Then you must feel uncomfortable, either cannot see very clearly or the frame always falls down. Often you will choose to visit your optometrist to order a new pair, but the cost including the frames and replacement lens really put a dent in your wallet.

In fact, if the problems are not serious, you can have the eyeglass repair by yourself.

Above all, the eyeglass repair on lenses is introduced. As long as your prescription is up-to-date, you may be able to repair the scratched lens by using a polishing kit, which contains a special polish and a soft cloth. The process of the eyeglass repair is quite simple. First, you must make sure the lens is clear and free from dust, smears, and smudges. Then you spray the polish on both sides of the lens and keep the lens undisturbed for a few minutes. Finally, you wipe gently with the soft clothing several times until the polish is completely gone. The glasses repair on the lens is now finished without too much effort and your eyewear is clear again without any light scratches. But if your lenses have deep scratches or gouges on them, the glasses repair may be impossible. Instead, you need to visit your optometrist for the replacement lens.

The following is about the eyeglass repair on frames. It is also better to have a quality glass repair kit, so you can make the general eyeglass repair yourself. The process of eyeglass repair is very easy. The first thing to do is to examine carefully on the frames, if necessarily using a magnifying glass. The problems may be the hinge stretched out or a screw is loose or missing. If you find the hinge is stretched out, you should use the rubber rings in the eyeglass repair kit over the hinge to hold it into place. If you find the screws come to loose, you can simply use a tiny screwdriver to tighten it. But if your frames are seriously damaged, you should go to the repair center for optometrist’s help or buy a replacement frame.

Be sure to follow the manufacture’s instructions on glass repair that are included both in the lenses repair kit and frames repair kit. As a result, you can do the eyeglass repair work quickly at home without going out, not to mention save money.